Things I’m Verbing: Vichy Democrats, Jewish allyship and some cute, smart dogs

The left: Should we punch nazis? Did that Barron joke cross a line? Is La La Land actually bad? The right: We just dismantled the New Deal. — Alex Fernie (@FernieCommaAlex) January 24, 2017 Hey, some week! Right? Right? It's extremely hard to be productive when you're constantly monitoring social media for the latest threatContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Vichy Democrats, Jewish allyship and some cute, smart dogs”

Things I’m Verbing: Strange fruit, great wars and phrases to maybe not reclaim

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! pic.twitter.com/sd4TjLZbpF — 🌸nneka myers🌸 (@kiinopia) January 1, 2017 Here we are! Here… we are…! They warned us that if a majority of Americans voted for Hillary Clinton we'd get historic corruption in Washington. They were right. — Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) January 3, 2017 …oh. A secret GOP vote to demolish an independentContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Strange fruit, great wars and phrases to maybe not reclaim”

Things I’m Verbing: Falling down a chimney, lighting the oil and rereading history

The news keeps being heavy. I’m trying not to burn myself out, but it feels unbearable in its own way not to be a witness and speak out against this. If you want to stop here, that’s totally fine; here’s a first-person account of falling down a chimney for clicking over, which I appreciate. ForContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Falling down a chimney, lighting the oil and rereading history”

Things I’m Verbing: Still Verbing: The Verbening

Hello, friends! Are we still talking about Trump? Are we still talking about the Olympics? Or Twitter’s terrible double standard on abuse and “copyright infringement”? Good grief, let’s do some other stuff. You want to listen to something really magical? On the Media got in touch with The Daily Caller editor Scott Greer and asked him to justifyContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Still Verbing: The Verbening”

Things I’m Verbing: Yiddish for toughs, productivity for the overworked and the blues for all of us

I write these posts trying to think both of my friends who are constantly swapping the best links on Slack all day and my friends who prefer to skim the news. For everyone, I think because of its omnipresence around (journalism) social media, you can’t forget to read “The Obama Doctrine,” Jeffrey Goldberg’s remarkable longContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Yiddish for toughs, productivity for the overworked and the blues for all of us”

Things I’m Verbing: Comedy, Cracker Barrel and gift culture

I’ll be honest: I went quiet for two weeks because I was grappling with a news story that was really tearing me up, and because it hit so hard, I was trying to figure out how to talk about it publicly. I wrote up an impassioned-but-reasoned (I hoped) post that languished in my drafts, andContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Comedy, Cracker Barrel and gift culture”

Things I’m Verbing: Weird riots, dead media and fake Nazi merch

It’s a good Tuesday when you can share some freelance that came to fruition, so here’s my very first piece for Mental Floss: “7 of History’s Most Unusual Riots.” This was both deeply strange and deeply fun to research — I had no idea people cared so much about, well, their right to grab eels inContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Weird riots, dead media and fake Nazi merch”